Thursday February 8, 2018
Cocktail Reception 6:00 PM
Presentation 7:30 PM
Isabel Bader Theatre
93 Charles Street West, Toronto
City News Anchor & Reporter
Tammie Sutherland is a journalist with CityNews and the morning reporter for Breakfast Television on Citytv. She started her career at City as a writer and an associate producer, before becoming a part of the on-air team.
After joining the news team in 2008, Tammie has covered a wide range of breaking news around the country, including the terror attack on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.
She’s also ‘gone glam’, reporting live from red carpets during the Toronto International Film Festival and the Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles.
Tammie graduated with high honours from the broadcast journalism program at Seneca College and has a BA in Sociology from York University.
Her passion for news started in radio as an anchor and reporter for Durham Radio and AM640 Toronto Radio. GTA-born and bred, Tammie grew up in Toronto, Malton and Brampton, with roots in sunny Jamaica.
We are delighted to announce the speakers for the evening, a tour de force of Black Canadians who
will each share a story:
will each share a story:
Founder, Power to Girls Foundation, Featured on CBC's Who's Next
Hey! I’m Aisha Addo and I thrive on working to make the world a better place for women. Although I’m a graduate in Business Administration Accounting, my true passion and dedication lie in ensuring girls around the world are provided with the guidance and resources that help them identify their true purpose and calling to reach their full potential. I founded Power To Girls Foundation, a non-profit organization to offer young girls the mentors and role models that were absent during my own youth. As a facilitator and director of Power To Girls, I use my personal experiences and knowledge to create safe and engaging spaces for the girls I work with. I am the recipient of the Young Black and Gifted Award for Community Service and I was also named a Black Diversity Group Role Model and One of 100 Black Women to Watch in Canada and among the 150 Black Women making history in Toronto. DriveHER, the ride-sharing service for women by women, is my latest initiative and the next step in my journey to continue to empower and protect women.
LAWYER, EDUCATOR AND HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCATE
Anthony is an associate at Falconers LLP. He practices in the areas of civil, constitutional and criminal state accountability litigation. He has a special interest in anti-racist human rights advocacy, particularly in the area of anti-Black racism. He has appeared at the Divisional Court and the Supreme Court of Canada and has also represented the interests of African Canadians before United Nations human rights treaty bodies.
Most recently, Anthony played an integral role in advocating against carding, a rights-violating police practice which the Ontario government introduced regulations to address in March 2016. Anthony is a frequent legal, social and public affairs commentator on issues concerning race and racism, critical multiculturalism and critical race theory in Canada. His comments on these issues have been featured in the Globe and Mail, National Post, Toronto Star, Huffington Post Canada, and other major newspapers and broadcast outlets, including CNN.
In addition to holding an LL.B. and B.C.L. from McGill University, Faculty of Law, he holds an Hons. B.A. from the University of Toronto in Ethics, Society & Law.
Kim Katrin Milan
Human Rights Educator and Writer
Warm, entertaining and inclusive, Kim Katrin Milan is the co-founder and Executive Director of The People Project; an initiative to bring forth local and international community development for queer and trans folks of color and their allies, through alternative education, art-activism, and collaboration. She is also one of the owners of the Glad Day Book Shop, the oldest LGBT bookstore in the world.
As an educator, Kim travels around the world talking to people about justice, equity, and human rights. A public researcher, consultant and human rights educator, she has shared hundreds of unique resources and presentations around intersectional issues including race, ability & gender, and has contributed to Cosmopolitan, MTV, NBC, Larry King Now, Buzzfeed and the CBC both independently and alongside her husband Tiq Milan.
Maestro Fresh Wes
Motivational Speaker and Hip Hop Legend
As one of Canada’s most successful and influential Hip-Hop artists, Wes “Maestro” Williams has received two Juno Awards and his albums have reached gold and platinum status. His signature song ‘Let Your Backbone Slide’ was the first Canadian Hip Hop single to ever go gold. After establishing himself as one of Canada’s top musical artists, Wes decided to expand his resumé, took acting classes and pursued another artistic career. Wes is also the author of the critically-acclaimed book, Stick To Your Vision. Endorsed by the former Governor General of Canada, Michaëlle Jean, as a “plan for action”, the book shows individuals how to define their vision, how to achieve it, and what to do once they are there. With each role his reputation grows stronger and stronger. He is one of Canada’s premier multi-media personalities.
President - Toronto Raptors
On May 31, 2013, Masai was named President and GM of Basketball Operations of the Toronto Raptors.
Masai had spent the past three seasons as EVP of Basketball Operations for the Denver Nuggets. He was named 2012-13 NBA Executive of the Year after leading the Nuggets to a team-record 57 wins and a league-best 38-3 home court mark.
Masai got his NBA front office start in Toronto in 2007, joining the franchise as Director of Global Scouting. He was elevated to AGM, Player Personnel in 2008 and worked closely with previous President Bryan Colangelo.
On a humanitarian level, Masai has been tireless in his efforts to promote and develop the game of basketball throughout Africa. He is the Founder of the Giants of Africa Foundation and has also served as the Director of the NBA’s Basketball Without Borders program since 2002.
He was introduced to basketball at age 13 and fell in love with the game. He went on to play at Bismarck State College and Montana State University-Billings.
Executive Director - PRIDE TORONTO
Olivia Nuamah is a community builder, mother and artist.
As Pride Toronto’s new Executive Director, she also brings with her almost 25 years of experience working in both the non-profit and government sectors. Her experience as a DJ in the Toronto and England club scenes has given her a unique understanding of the representation of trans and queer artists in cultural spaces and is driving her goals as she looks to the future of Pride.